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would say that government should be able to do more. the problem for president obama right now and the left is that in practice, theieory io well. so politically they have a problem. and because of the way we communicate now so much more quickly, sharing information on all sorts of different ways, opinions change very quickly. that's why i think you have seen the president's poll numbers and that of other democrats declining so rapidly. are they in a free fall? not necessarily. and the republicans are going to have to say why they think government doing less would actually be better for people. but that's also hard to do in practice. when are you going to start taking things away from people and what are those things going to be? >> it's interesting you have got the power and the authority and that's part of big government. big government thinking that it can make decisions for that you smaller government can't. but separate from that is the issue of bloat. no one ever looks at our issue of bloat. efficiency and all the waste of money. why not? >> interesting over the weekend y
would became historic pictures. that photo you showed of a silhouetted obama, it was right next to his desk. >> you know, this photograph, we are told ended up on the desk both of president obama in the white house and of nelson mandela in his office back in south africa. we all know that this past summer when nelson mandela fell ill for the last time, president obama had a trip scheduled to that part of the world. he they did not meet but he did go inside his cell in robben island. here's what he wrote. on behalf of our family, we're deeply humbled to stand where men of such courage faced down injustice and refused to yield. mandela represented and i think michael sheir among others pointed out in the "new york times" today the kind of hope that would become the theme of the president's first campaign. what has been his influence on barack obama and his leadership? >> well, actually, that photo you just took of obama in june of 2013, that was the second time he was in that cell. i was with him the first time in august of 2006 when he was on as a united states senator from illinois whe
, that op-ed he wrote is an early shot. another piece you have up there this morning, president obama juggling legislative issues right now. republicans, though, going back after health care as we head into 2014. that's really where the focus is going to be for his opponents, isn't it? >> sure s. willie the white house got more excited reaction from liberals, the left democrats and maybe they expected earlier this week when they said on "morning joe" that every day this month up until the deadline that the president was going to be focusing on health care. people got very excited about it. the supporters loved it. but the president has a lot else on his plate. this is a multi-tasking month today. the president is talking about income in equality at 11:15. he will be talking about immigration he has foreign policy and heads up to hawaii at the end of the month. the president has a ton going on t. supporters think there is good news, maybe the website is steadying now want more of the president every day. >> obviously, the republicans will not let up despite they may be setting up polit
prerogative. very similar to what president obama is claiming, the right of the game to essentially stand above the law to reform the law to the kings views. i'm not saying that president obama is a monarch but that was the issue that gave the impetus to this clause, in my view. the language did not change very much. later, people like benjamin -- the dispensing power of the president. he wrote a very good paper about when the president can refuse to enforce laws. he basically said he could only be done -- they could only be done when there's intrusion upon executive power. by the way, that's was involved in the myers case we talked about, referred to earlier. or if it was clearly unconstitutional, and that second issue, established had to be very, very clear so the president does not exercise that authority. this is a i would respond. we don't have to hyperventilate to look any problem and take it is not about who the president it today or what he's trying to achieve. what is lacking from the other side is any notion of what the world will look like in a tripartite system if the presiden
taken center stage. >>> the website had one million visitors on monday, but can obama care reach its goal of getting seven million people signed up by march? we're doing the math and getting wonky with ezra klein coming up. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. 3w4r 3w4r57. >>> republicans are not backing off on their appeals to repair obama care. at a white house event touting the fixes and the benefits of the affordable care act, president obama drew a line in the sand. >> i've always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> let's bring in senator pat toomey, republican from pennsylvania and a remember of the budget and finance committees. good to see you, senator. thanks for coming in. let me start with your reaction to what's going on with obama care, because the white house says they're making progress. monday alone a million unique views. the pages are loading faster, people are
'll be right back. >>> we're back. you can call it obama derangement system. the diplomatic edition. first the state department decided to move its embassy to the vatican to another part of rome into a compound that also houses the embassy to italy. it was also financial. it will save about $1 million a year. without missing a beat, conservatives called it part of an anti-catholic agenda by the president. the national republican senate committee posted on the website saying quote, the media is reporting the president plans to close the u.s. embassy to the vatican. this is the latest anti-religion pursuit of this administration. a slap in the face to catholic. americans. and former florida governor jeb bush tweeted, quote, why would our president close our embassy to the vatican? hopefully it is not retribution for catholic organizations opposing obama care. to be clear, the vatican embassy is not closing, never was going to close. it's moving to a new location that is ironically actually 1/10 mile closer to the vatican than the old building. while republicans are rejecting the vatican has
for the enforcement of constitutional rights and a surveillance under bush and obama and the patriot act, warrantless surveillance in the bush administration and things like that. i must say that everything we are talking about today is laughable in my opinion in the context of these problems. i am particularly struck by the overwhelming hypocrisy of the claim that the president in interpreting the law and in refusing to interpret the law in the way that would drive a stake through the law is not enforced. it's amending that he and force the law in the way that the person making the demand is not taking care and must be painfully executed. it's to the president to interpret the law within the boundaries that he has in a way that makes practical implementation of the law to fluctuate the will of the congress and the fact people that want to sabotage the wall and for if no it not to work ane no bones about it save he is not obeying this particular sentence in order to make it work. talk about hypocrisy. let me ask a question. have you made this statement i want to ask mr. lazarus the following question
the obama administration's policy on human rights as was future congressional action. he will appear at the second annual human rights summit hosted by the group human rights first. >> friday on c-span "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 730 am eastern. >> all with your calls and comments live on c-span. >> as you walk in the our tables out in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the country. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns, the government is doing this and obama is doing that and obamacare's table. so those with the kind i wanted to talk to because those with guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said -- i said i'm an academic. i'm research and funding research on these organizations t,these ideas and trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, so to ask questions but and i just had look, here's what i am. i don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand you guys
be the atmosphere necessary for a bill, but i have to tell you, it still looks pretty difficult. >> right. sad times. but getting back to president obama, it's almost a full year, jon, into his re-election and you've been talking about how difficult his presidency has been, specifically over the past year. if you compare it to recent presidents before him, their approval rating at this very same time, president clinton and reagan both doing far better than president obama at this time. george w. bush was slightly lower at 37%. but this is the same president who it seemed could do no wrong when he was re-elected. ari often reminds me that in politics things can move very slow and they can also move very fast. >> only ari knows that? oh. >> and former white house adviser spoke to this on this week last week wanting it to move quickly. let's take a listen. >> people trust this president. i think there's been numbers all over the place. i'm confident in a few months from now those trust numbers are going to come up. i think his approval number will come up. >> that's obviously what every democrat wants.
're coming right back. lou: it will cost taxpayers and businesses aost 2 trillion per year. that's right. that is their number. more than 20 times the $80 billion price tag that the obama administration puts into the regulations. this new repor put up on the libertarian competitive enterprise institute marginally funded by the coke brothers who brought that information. illinois democratic governor pat quinn this week signed a new legislation intended to reform the state's massively underfunded pension system. illinois has $100 billion shortfall in its funding of employee retirement plans, the worst in the country. the new law is expected to cut that liability by about 21 billion, fully fund their retirement system by 2044. we will watch carefully, and no one should hold their breath. labor unions are threatening to file a lawsuit to challenge the new law. that may be sincere, or it may be political theater. you will see about that. stocks ended the day sharply higher onositive developments in both the economy and in the job market, sparking speculation that the fed may choose to taper a
president george w. bush awarded mandela with a presidential medal of freedom and president obama met with mandela once back when he was a senator in 2005. so right now as we await for the president to speak about the passing of nelson mandela. >> i know it will be some heartfelt remarks from the president because when you think about it, it's this nation's first african american president offering sentiments about south africa's first black president, clearly tied together by their roles in history and connected a number of times in person, the obama family connecting with mandela's family in south africa. again you're looking right now outside of nelson mandela's home in johannesburg where people have gathered to remember, to reflect upon the life of the man they call madeva. he is the father of modern south africa, dead at 95. >> interestingly right now a lot of south africans are asleep because it is past midnight in south africa. so they're going to wake up to this news. those who have heard, many of them, probably heard on social media. we saw some reports on twitter and facebo
's not a news flash. to show no historical memory, elevate for partisan purposes the obama administration of the worst lying in presidential history is ignorant, it's offensive talking down to the american people. second thing is this, for republicans right now, if they're trying to win a republican primary, they're rewarded for being responsible. you throw red meat. saying things like they are taking lying to a whole new level or saying an iran deal is distracting from obama care. what's sad is he thinks they're politically important to protect his right flank in a primary. >> ironically, they'll hurt him in the primary. >> i don't you think? >> the more you whip up the anger on the fringe of that party the more it's going to work against cornyn. he's seen as a moderate, somebody who doesn't embrace the tea party values to their satisfaction. the more he makes that the level of play, the more it will hurt him. >> he's trying to inoculate himself, see, i can be just as inflammatory as you, as unhinged as you, i am one of you. at that point -- >> republicans have been doing this for all of
at it as almost a proxy for what had happened in america during the civil rights movement and i think it awakened and it was a revelation for many, many americans. >> i'm sure president obama and i'm sure you'll agree was deeply disappointed when he was in south africa earlier this year, with his family, he was not able to go and meet president mandela, because he was so gravely ill. i'm sure he would have loved to have done that, but he obviously couldn't. he'll head to south africa in the coming days for the funeral, this will be an important event not only for president obama but for the united states. >> yes, and again, wolf, mandela has not been himself for a number of years. i think it was understandable he wasn't able to meet with the president. mandela say man of such great pride. the last few years when his memory was failing him, he felt awkward, seeing people, but i do think it's a great opportunity for president obama, president obama has had an important and deep focus on africa, the young african leaders initiative that he started as something that he cares a great deal about, so i
president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with techn
you won't have to worry about your healthcare costs anybody, but you're right, this is about two sides of the ledger. when obama cars promise -- obamacare -- we have to look at the costs and the colorado are significant, especially for young adults to the american academy of act wares say 80% of people under the age of 30 will pay more for obamacare and that is taking into account the sub days. >> i'm delighted to hear the winning song does not bash fox but if you play it backwards, i'm told it says, fox is bad, fox is bad. >>> it's a news musical pitch but is not able to win them over and not winning recruits of trying to use thattic star -- athletic starts and hollywood stars, then what? >> well, i think it comes down to personal experience. the personal experiences that people have while trying to sign up for health insurance, whether it's threw the web site or on phone. what people are hearing from their employer about the availability of health benefits or having their job hours scaled back to part time, those real-world experience drive people's opinions and that is every bit as
priorities like immigration reform, gay rights and other issues like that. so for president obama to make that argument, i think immediately got the audience on his side. you heard giggles after he made that point. so i don't think it's surprising at all we heard him say that. >> how do you think, ed, it might impact next year's midterm elections? what list of accomplishments can republicans point to? >> well, they can point to the fact that they've tried dozens of times to either roll back or completely cancel the affordable care act. >> how many times is that, like 42? >> 41, 42 depending how you count it. there's that. >> by the way, tried. tried. >> yes. >> so accomplishments, what are they? >> accomplishments you mean laws that actually got through the house and senate? they are very few and very inconsequential for the most part. remember, this is an argument that can be made either way. speaker boehner was making a similar argument this week saying that it's senate democrats who blocked at least 150 different measures that were sent over, things that would have rolled back federal
from the right wing, comparing the pope to president obama. >> i think there's a lot to offer in the republican message that hasn't been offered in the past. >> if you want to talk about a war on women, look no further than this health care law. >> the 113th hasn't passed the bills every congress does. like a highway bill or defense bill or farm bill or a budget. >> let me end by addressing the elephant in the room. the seeming inability to get anything done in washington these days. >> i mean, what do we need a budget for? clearly not for
there had in 2004. did not go so well against barack obama. if this rule is right, it does not bode whole for scott brown in new hampshire in 2014 coming off of 2012, a loss in massachusetts. that's our fifth rule. what should we know today? we are going to ask our panelist right after this. my asthma's under control. i get out a lot... except when it's too cold. like the last three weekends. asthma doesn't affect my job... you missed the meeting again last week! it doesn't affect my family. your coughing woke me up again. i wish you'd take me to the park. i don't use my rescue inhaler a lot... depends on what you mean by a lot. coping with asthma isn't controlling it. test your level of control at asthma.com, then talk to your doctor. there may be more you could do for your asthma. >>> all right. it's time to find out what we think our guests should know for the week ahead. ana marie, we'll start with you. >> i'm going to start with "blackfish," it's a documentary about seaworld and the conditions the animals are kept in there. a lot of people have probably seen it. it actually gave cnn
you. jon: you just heard ed talking about the president's remarks about the economy. mr. obama addressed the major debates in washington right now and the impact on americans. listen. >> between a reckless shutdown by congressional republicans in an effort to repeal the affordable care act, and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody has acquitted themselves these past few months. so it is not surprising that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. jon: let's talk about with charlie hirt. he is a columnist for "the washington times." this is twice now in two days that the president, or his spokespeople have mentioned the government shutdown. they really want folks to remember that. i guess because it what, deflects from the attention that is being paid to the so-called launch of obamacare? >> they would love to get completely back to the government shut down and talk about that. jon, i don't think you can overstate how difficult this whole thing is going to be for democrats
. -- budget cuts. if we can maintain those cuts, that is a step in the right direction and if we can do something about rolling back obama care, we will see some progress. there are enrollment error stories, talking about the number signing up. what are your concerns on the technical aspect of the website? guest: it is not a failed website, it is a failed health care approach. can washington improve our health care system? they are welcome to. are the white house as they operating with free-market efficiency, i think he admitted that maybe the government should not be running this hold health care system, making those changes. every time the white house signs of a new individual for medicaid, the person is on the system. president issues , what is goingn to happen when people show up on january 2? those of a kind of questions that this administration cannot find the answer for. >> as far as people who sign up for health care, what is the federal responsibility as far as funding is concerned? obamacare, for three years there are only 100% of that expansion. much more than you are current
bill clinton made about candidate barack obama in the 2008 race. comments that sounded racially insensitive to many ears. black and white. as a way to salve the wound, the profile including funerals for prominent african-americans or commemorations of civil right events of which the clintons have been present. marking the hundredth a anniversary of the largest african-american sorority. >> the idea that in the 21st century african-americans would wait in line to vote for ten hours while whites in an affluent precinct next door waited just ten minutes, or that african-americans would receive fliers telling them the wrong time and day to exercise their constitutional rights, that is not the america we expect or the america we want for our children. >> well, in the article in the "new york times" i mentioned, former virginia governor the first elected african-american governor in the country recalled a conversation with bill clinton in may this way. i'd be less than honest, the governor said, if i didn't tell you i came away convinced that there was no question about her running. j
unilateral, one-year delay of obama care. just like in july right before the independence day holiday, the administration tried to hide the one-year delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems well before the website launch. the administration tries to continue to hide problems on the back end of the website that deliver information and payments to insurers often as we now know incorrectly. the administration has tried to hide the security problems that exist with the website that one official called limitless prior to the website's launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage that they like. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans will now lose access to the doctors, the pediatricians and perhaps even the hospitals that they choose. at this point, one has to ask, what else are they hiding? you know, while the white house wants to claim that the healthcare.gov is now working, we know that obamacare is s
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have the government is trying to take away your right to own guns, your government is doing this and obama is doing that and obamacare's terrible. so those were the guys i want to talk to because they were the cries with leaflets, the i just to spice to them, the city where you? i said i'm an academic. i'm a researcher and sending research on these organizations, these ideas and trying to understand the guys about. the and studying men who believe this stuff. a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, asked the question. but i just had look, here's what i am. i don't get it. but here's my job. i wonder step how you guys view the world. i want to understand your worldview. look, you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and gender equality. michael kimmel on the fears, anxieties and rage of "angry white men" sunday night at nine on "after words." part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >> a house panel question federal energy regul
of the agreement right there. what's the reaction of the obama admks? what's been the reaction of the negotiators? do they have egg on their faces? do they look a little foolish from this agreement they've struck? we haven't heard anything from the current negotiators. there's also no stop in the missile testing. if iran has a nuclear weapon, if they have the fuel for a nuclear weapon, and if they have the capability to deliver that weapon through missile testing, i'd say they've got something. there's also no stopping terrorism from iran and there's no stop in human rights abuses. many americans aren't aware that there are americans who are eing held hostage today in iran. when ronald reagan dealt with the soviet union to try to end the cold war, ronald reagan handed the soviets a list of dissidents that he wanted freed. in order for him to begin these talks with the soviet union. he sent a signal to the soviet union. it said in america, we believe every american life counts. that sent a very strong message. in the case of the obama administration negotiators they didn't even bring it up. they d
in front with block the pamphlets. are all how the government is tied to take away your rights to own guns and your government is doing this and obama is doing that. guys and want to talk to. they have the leaflets. they have the ideas. they said, who are you? .'m an academic i'm a researcher. i'm doing research on these organizations and these ideas. i'm studying man who believe the staff. he looked at me suspiciously. he asked me questions. i said, look, i don't get it. here is my job -- i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your worldview. you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that is not on the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> racial and gender equality, michael kimmel on the fears and anxieties and range of fashion rage of "angry white men." part of the tv this weekend and c-span 2. knowd online, we want to what your favorite books were for 2013. join other readers to discuss the notable books published this year. go to booktv.org. in a recent ranking of students around the world, the u.s. failed to score in t
the gun show into the pamphlets or how the government is trying to take away the right of guns and governments doing this and obama doing that and obamacare is terrible. so, those were the kind i wanted to talk to because they had the ideas. so i said to them, you know, like who are you? i said well actually, i am an academic. i'm a researcher and i'm doing research on the organizations, these ideas. and actually then who believes this stuff. they would look at me and say sort of asking questions and i just said look, here's where i am. i don't get it. here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand that you are worldview is look you will not convince me. i want to understand why you think the way that you do. >> i didn't get the idea about computers specifically come and i kind of inspired myself to do that just dealing with people in a magazine editing job that i have, be on the radio at the time and being in public and talking about computers it was obviously people wanted to learn more but the material that we had available at the time wasn't
a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> republican leaders took issue with the president's approach. house speaker john boehner suggesting mr. obama's policy created the very problems he described. >>> another government shutdown looming next month they are trying to hammer out a budget deal now. republicans and democrats are said to be 100 billion apart with that gap narrowing. republican congressman paul ryan and democratic senator patty murray are heading up those talks. >>> the white house in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. 70,000 visitors expected the next two weeks and treated to two life sized replicas of the family's portuguese waterdogs made out of black satin ribbons. have you heard about the latest white house scandal? one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday and knocking over that little lovely, adorable 2-year-old girl from alabama. we have photos of the incident. coming up here, this is before the crime in question. we have another picture he
it is right. who --tion would be -- president obama when he severed -- when hed look for sat for 20 years and listen to reverend wright? guest: you know, i'm not quite sure how to answer that question. that there is a lot of variation between the states and the federal systems, and that is really one of the things that we found was that there is so much of a difference between a federal standards and the states, and the states really have so much variation between them. some of them -- the rules are state, soto the you have the separation of powers, you have the state rights. they would have a really unique form and unique standards. i could give examples of your interested. host: sure. guest: in new jersey, they asked the justices to discuss if they own any property in atlantic city. atlantic city geographically the tiny part of new jersey. i guess this came from interest in making sure there were not corruptive influences and gambling. in north carolina, they asked for any -- if anyone who ifointed the judge gave -- the judge gave any money to that person who a point to them, which is a
anybody wants is a shutdown other than maybe harry reid and president obama distracting from the patient protection and affordable care act. i'm the right wing saying we need to use the full name. but no, the federal government does enough harm to our economy, day in and day out. the last thing we need is keep on additional harm by shutting down the government. i know republicans are absolu absolutely dedicated to fixing the long-term problem. but we certainly don't want a shutdown at all. i know paul ryan. and i think chairman murray are really working together to try to stabilize the situation, come up with something. if we can get some long-term mandatory reforms in exchange for, you know, some sequester relief, maybe plus up some defense, i know people are highly concerned about readiness in our military. and you've got to do a little giving from that standpoint. you need some real structure reform to the long-term mandatory spending programs in order for that deal to work. >> it puts it out past the 2014 election. >> that's they're talking. let's hope nobody throws a poison pill in
the best, but when president obama said we shall not see his like again, i guess he was right on one level. but when you look at what he did, the fact that his words and his deeds moved mountains, actually, let's hope we do see his like again. and let's hope we see them in some parts of the world like the middle east or in the vicinity of the koreas or elsewhere where we're crying out for a quality of politician that can move mountains and move minds the way that he did. he does remind us that our -- [inaudible] isn't as bad and needn't be with as awful as often depicted, and he gives us something better to work for in ourselves. >> here, here. >> mr. frank dobson. >> mr. speaker, it's a great honor to take part in this tribute to nelson mandela. almost, as far as i'm concerned, a good a moment as the magic moment when i sat with my wife in westminster hall when he addressed both houses of our parliament as the democratically-elected president of all south africans. and i know i speak on behalf of the people in my constituency, holborn and st. pancras because they have a very special relat
sure they're buying the right product. >> clint, just briefly, finally, can you also tell whether you're getting healthy young people signing up? is that the main concern for the whole obama care initiative over the next year or two? >> sure. we're getting a good mix of people right now. yesterday was -- so last week we went live, obviously thanksgiving week. yesterday, we got, you know, inundated with phone calls and requests, and it looks like, you know, early indicates are a pretty good mix of young and older folks, looking for coverage. so i think time will tell as we get more data on how everything plays out. >> all right. gohealthinsurance is the website for those looking for more information. clint jones is the ceo joining us this morning. thank you so much, sir. >> thank you. >>> let's get back to scott cohn who's been walking us through the detroit decision better than anybody could have expected. scott, what do you have? >> reporter: it now is official. detroit is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in u.s. history. judge steven rhodes saying that the city is indeed elig
that -- that's right. there's a real personal connection here, president obama was only 19 when he got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he ever gave a political address was about this issue. it was 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college in california. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and a political idol whose legendary struggle fueled his earliest ambiti ambitions. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir, "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awaken me to the wider world and the obligation we all have to stand up for what it is right. through his choices, mandela made it clear we did
soto at a time when we want to drive efficient sports cars. the only question i have is, isn't obama care just another one of those? back to you. >> all right, rick, thank you so much. rick santelli in chicago. >>> nobody puts baby in the corner without an -- without an ipad. [ laughter ] stay tuned for this, the latest in toddler technology in just a moment. hi honey, did you get the toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer
time is 9:40 and new this morning president obama is calling on congress to take care of those hurt most by the recession. >>> and right now more than one million of our fellow americans are poised to lose the vital lifeline. just a few days after christmas. if congress doesn't do something about it. >> and this morning's weekly address, the president says is that before lawmakers leave for the holiday break that they will need to extend the unemployment benefits to about 1.3 million americans. those benefits, they will need to end at the end of the year. but the president, they say they include about 20,000 veterans serving the country with distinction. >>> all right, it looks like merrill newman is about to address the media. let's go back out to san francisco international as it looks like their son is there. let's listen in. >> good morning. i'm jeff newman. i'm merrill's son. and merrill is going to make a brief statement, allow you to take as many photos as you would like. and then we're going to leave as a family. and so thank you for your attention and here is merrill newman
has pulled back from all of these foreign wars. it came out under george bush the president obama has exposed it and it is proven that they only people who are really interested in believe the united states is losing any kind of respect and power is the right- wing -- this is what they're trying to do. we lose the reserve currency of the dollar and have to print money. and also, these questions -- it is basically just the opinion of the person. it is not only in a military, how strong you are militarily, it is how you have dialogues. host: thank you for the call. you mentioned the nsa. there was a story this morning -- the piece begins with these words -- next is gilbert from tulsa oklahoma. on the question of u.s. global power, is it the climbing or on the rise he echo caller: -- on the rise? caller: to me it is declining. there is a difference between being that between being the strongest and the most powerful. i think we are the strongest but not the most powerful. the nations we have gone to war with are more powerful than we are financially. look at japan. look at south korea, l
obama for failing to pass legislation to help create jobs and grow the economy. here is what he said on the house floor. hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy and boost job creation. nearly 150 bills passed by this house yet to be acted on by the senate. these bills would do things like increase the supply of american energy and build the keystone pipeline, roll back red tape and unnecessary regulations, provide more flexibility to working families, reform and improve job trake programs, protect -- training programs, protect americans from cyberattacks, help schools recruit and keep the best teachers, allow the american people to keep the health care plans that they'd like or to scrap the health care law that's wreaking havoc on our economy. every single one of these bills have been blocked by washington democrats. the senate, the president continue to stand i
of people care about where sometimes lots of people will tune in. will tailor the a constitutional right to same-sex marriage? yes, there's a big part of the population that's interested in that. is obama care constitutional? a huge number of people will focus on it in an institution that won't adapt itself because it's very staid to getting that information out there. in terms of what it is we're able to do as part of a national conversation, it should be clear to everyone that we are hardly alone. so, for example, american lawyer media, for which tony now works, has this wonderful publication, supreme court insider, which is getting more information about the court. pete reports on the law, the justice department, the supreme court. instead of one platform in nbc news, msnbc, and the website of nbc news. so i do think that we are far from alone in taking advantage of the lower cost of distribution. we should talk about the economic models. tony operates on one. some of the materials free through the blog. some of it is a subscription only through the supreme court insider. pete's work
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